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Never Forget a Useful Phrase Again - Introducing Phrasebook for Google Translate

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 2:19 PM

Your knowledge of a language is largely determined by how well you can say the right things at the right time. But with so many useful phrases out there, it can be hard to keep track of them all, let alone recall them when needed.

With Google Translate, you can find the right thing to say, but you may not remember the translation at the right time. You might find yourself performing the same translation again and again, until you finally commit the translation to memory.

Phrasebook for Google Translate jumpstarts this slow learning process by allowing you to save the most useful phrases to you, for easy reference later on, exactly when you need them. By revisiting the useful phrases in your Phrasebook from time to time, you can turn any brief translation into lasting knowledge.

It’s easy to start using Phrasebook. Simply click the star under the translated text to save the translation in your Phrasebook.



To view your Phrasebook, simply click the Phrasebook icon above the upper-right corner of the box containing the translation.


Click any phrase in your Phrasebook to load it back in the translation area. Using the Phrasebook controls, you can filter your phrases by language pair or search for a specific phrase. You can also easily listen to each phrase by hovering over the entry and selecting the text-to-speech icons.



We hope your new Phrasebook will come in handy as you use Google Translate. We'd love to hear any feedback you have about this new feature. You can tell us what you think about Phrasebook through the "Send Feedback" option at the bottom of the Google Translate homepage.

- The Google Translate Team